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  1. #1
    Aaron B
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    Hi,

    I've seen a phone I like the look of in Tesco, sold as Vodaphone PAYG. I'm
    on Virgin PAYG and would like to stay there.
    If I bought the Vodaphone phone, could I throw away the SIM that comes with
    it and stick in the SIM from my Virgin phone? Would I need to unlock the
    new phone? If so, what's the best/cheapest way to do it?

    Thanks.





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  2. #2
    Steven Campbell
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    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    "Aaron B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've seen a phone I like the look of in Tesco, sold as Vodaphone PAYG.
    > I'm on Virgin PAYG and would like to stay there.
    > If I bought the Vodaphone phone, could I throw away the SIM that comes
    > with it and stick in the SIM from my Virgin phone? Would I need to unlock
    > the new phone? If so, what's the best/cheapest way to do it?


    All depends what kind of phone the new one is?





  3. #3
    Aaron B
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?


    "Steven Campbell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Aaron B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I've seen a phone I like the look of in Tesco, sold as Vodaphone PAYG.
    >> I'm on Virgin PAYG and would like to stay there.
    >> If I bought the Vodaphone phone, could I throw away the SIM that comes
    >> with it and stick in the SIM from my Virgin phone? Would I need to
    >> unlock the new phone? If so, what's the best/cheapest way to do it?

    >
    > All depends what kind of phone the new one is?

    I was mistaken - it is in fact a T-mobile phone:
    http://www.tescophones.com/pay-as-yo...lg/kg225/tmpp/

    or
    http://www.tescophones.com/pay-as-yo...m/my501c/tmpp/





  4. #4
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    Thus spaketh Aaron B:
    > "Steven Campbell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> "Aaron B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I've seen a phone I like the look of in Tesco, sold as Vodaphone
    >>> PAYG. I'm on Virgin PAYG and would like to stay there.
    >>> If I bought the Vodaphone phone, could I throw away the SIM that
    >>> comes with it and stick in the SIM from my Virgin phone? Would I
    >>> need to unlock the new phone? If so, what's the best/cheapest way
    >>> to do it?

    >>
    >> All depends what kind of phone the new one is?

    > I was mistaken - it is in fact a T-mobile phone:
    > http://www.tescophones.com/pay-as-yo...lg/kg225/tmpp/
    >
    > or
    > http://www.tescophones.com/pay-as-yo...m/my501c/tmpp/




    You can simply put a Virgin SIM into a T-Mobile phone without any need
    of unlocking.


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  5. #5
    David Kennedy
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    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    On 1/2/07 4:31 pm, {{{{{Welcome}}}}} wrote:
    >
    > You can simply put a Virgin SIM into a T-Mobile phone without any need
    > of unlocking.
    >


    Sometimes but not always.

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  6. #6
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    Thus spaketh David Kennedy:
    > On 1/2/07 4:31 pm, {{{{{Welcome}}}}} wrote:
    >>
    >> You can simply put a Virgin SIM into a T-Mobile phone without any
    >> need of unlocking.
    >>

    >
    > Sometimes but not always.



    I've not yet known it not to work tho'



  7. #7
    Ken Ward
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?


    "David Kennedy"
    <[email protected]invalid>
    wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > On 1/2/07 4:31 pm, {{{{{Welcome}}}}} wrote:
    >>
    >> You can simply put a Virgin SIM into a T-Mobile phone without any need of
    >> unlocking.
    >>

    >
    > Sometimes but not always.


    I use a Virgin contract sim in a T-Mobile Nokia 6630. When could I not use
    this sim with aT-Mobile phone?

    KW





  8. #8
    J B
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    "Aaron B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > If I bought the Vodaphone phone, could I throw away the SIM that comes
    > with it and stick in the SIM from my Virgin phone?


    Indeed you could - whether it would work or not is another matter, but you
    didn't ask that! ;-))))))))

    > Would I need to unlock the new phone?


    Yes, probably

    > If so, what's the best/cheapest way to do it?


    Depends what phone it is.


    --

    J B





  9. #9
    Karen McDonald
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 16:07:37 -0000, "Aaron B" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Steven Campbell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> "Aaron B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I've seen a phone I like the look of in Tesco, sold as Vodaphone PAYG.
    >>> I'm on Virgin PAYG and would like to stay there.
    >>> If I bought the Vodaphone phone, could I throw away the SIM that comes
    >>> with it and stick in the SIM from my Virgin phone? Would I need to
    >>> unlock the new phone? If so, what's the best/cheapest way to do it?

    >>
    >> All depends what kind of phone the new one is?

    >I was mistaken - it is in fact a T-mobile phone:
    >http://www.tescophones.com/pay-as-yo...lg/kg225/tmpp/
    >
    >or
    >http://www.tescophones.com/pay-as-yo...m/my501c/tmpp/



    1. AFAIK Virgin is part of the T-Mobile system. So you might not have
    to unlock.

    2. Some phones can be unlocked over the Internet for a modest fee.

    3. Some newer phones cannot be unlocked yet - by any means (so they
    say??).

    4. Unlocking usually costs about ten quid from your local independent
    phone shop. Prolly safer than trying to do it yourself. See Yellow
    Pages for details.



  10. #10
    Road_Hog®
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?


    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Ken Ward" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> "David Kennedy"
    >> <[email protected]invalid>
    >> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> On 1/2/07 4:31 pm, {{{{{Welcome}}}}} wrote:
    >>>> You can simply put a Virgin SIM into a T-Mobile phone without any need
    >>>> of unlocking.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes but not always.

    >>
    >> I use a Virgin contract sim in a T-Mobile Nokia 6630. When could I not
    >> use this sim with aT-Mobile phone?
    >> KW
    >>
    >>

    > It will be only be SP locked to T Mobile, you can use any T Mobile,
    > or any of it's virtuals sims in it
    >


    Not true but you seem to correct yourself in a later post.

    T-mobile are the SP and will allow any of the virtual networks (Virgin etc.)
    to use their phones as they still get revenue from it. But it doesn't work
    the other way round, Virgin get nothing from T-Mobile, so they often lock
    their phones so you can only use a Virgin sim.





  11. #11
    Road_Hog®
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?


    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Aaron B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Hi, I've seen a phone I like the look of in Tesco, sold as Vodaphone
    >> PAYG.
    >> I'm on Virgin PAYG and would like to stay there.
    >> If I bought the Vodaphone phone, could I throw away the SIM that comes
    >> with it and stick in the SIM from my Virgin phone? Would I need to
    >> unlock the new phone? If so, what's the best/cheapest way to do it?
    >> Thanks.
    >>

    > Buy a new 1xxx / 2xxx / 3xxx Nokia, unlock it yourself for free with
    >
    > http://www.unlockitfree.com/
    >


    Again not true.

    There are a number of asic 11 phones now out that cannot be done for free,
    including, 1110i, 1112, 2310, 2610. Most of the new phones launched at the
    bottom end are now asic 11. In fact it is becoming difficult to find a 1xxx
    series phone for sale now that isn't one of the new ones.





  12. #12
    J B
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    "Road_Hog®" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Buy a new 1xxx / 2xxx / 3xxx Nokia, unlock it yourself for free with
    >>
    >> http://www.unlockitfree.com/
    >>

    >
    > Again not true.


    People who disagree with Mr Terry do so at their own risk! ;-)


    --

    J B





  13. #13
    J B
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?

    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]

    >> People who disagree with Mr Terry do so at their own risk! ;-)
    >> J B
    >>

    > That is the purpose of Usenet, to be corrected when inaccurate


    Yea, but you're *never* wrong ..... are you??

    :-)


    --

    J B





  14. #14
    Road_Hog®
    Guest

    Re: PAYG phone unlocking - I think?


    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >>>> Any other phones you recommend?
    >>>

    >> In what price range?
    >> For the money you'd have trouble beating the above,
    >> and as you are used to Nokia menu structure
    >> you'll have no trouble using a 6230i

    >
    >
    > Up to £100. You still recommend the 6230i ?


    I'd look at the SE K750i





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